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Goodbye Pour House … Hello Bandolero!

What do you think? (12 Comments) August 29, 2010 at 12:41AM

Tangletown’s Pour House is no more.

Just five and a half months ago, co-owners Erik Knutson and Jay Farias opened the doors to the Pour House at 2253 North 56th St, a spot formerly occupied by Luau Polynesian Lounge.  The Pour House’s “elevated comfort food” and weekly “Drink of the Decade” quickly became big hits in the neighborhood.

On August 5th, the restaurant kicked off a month-long “Taste of Mexico” menu.

The Mexican fare is here to stay.  Yesterday (Friday, August 27, 2010), the Pour House sign came down.  The restaurant, which now features a Mexican menu and a wide range of tequila options,  has been renamed Bandolero.

Bandolero menu - click to enlarge

I visited Bandolero tonight and chatted with Ryan Tatum, the restaurant’s enthusiastic and friendly lead bartender.  Ryan explained that Knutson recently left the partnership.  Jay Farias, the remaining owner, decided to take the restaurant in a new direction and focus on his true passion, Mexican food and drinks.

I asked Ryan if there was anything that he wanted to share with the neighborhood about the change.  “Just that we are really excited,” he said.  “And, if you want to learn about tequila, come by!”

Best of luck, Jay and Ryan, and welcome to the neighborhood, Bandolero.


Thanks for the tip, horseknuckle!

12 Responses to “Goodbye Pour House … Hello Bandolero!”

  1. Sounds great! Can’t wait to check it out. I love authentic Mexican quisine!

  2. Pugamigo says:

    Absolutely! Just what the world needs is another Mexican Restaurant. All of them have “authentic” food. I can’t wait to try it. Like never.

  3. Wtbloody says:

    Let’s see… you must stick with the usual when you go out – tripe and bile. Hey, that’s authentic for sure.

  4. 36-1290 says:

    Some friends and I choose this place for our regular TGIF outing, but not knowing it would be Name Change Night. We had a very satisfactory Good Time there. Happy Hour has good prices on drinks and really good food. The service was most friendly as well.

    We were eating off the Happy Hour menu, where there are some real bargains between 4 and 6 pm, but the regular menu has a lot of tempting items at quite reasonable prices.

    And the food was really good!